What %age of your shots are GOOD shots

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  1. Boomn4x4

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    Curious....

    Out of how many times that you actually click the shutter button (or hold down the shutter button) that you actually get a "good" shot.

    To go one further, how many times does it take to get a "great" shot.
     
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    What define a good shot? A photo can be so sharp but the subject may have his eyes closed :)
     
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    You do! :lol:

    In my experience, I'd say 1 in 5 of my shots are "good". But according to this forum, about 0 in 5 are "good". :blushing:
     
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    A lot of harsh critiques for sure. If you do this for $$, you only have to worry about one thing... your client happy.
     
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    fokker No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I aim to get maybe one good shot a month, and one great shot a year.
     
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    That's why I stay in the beginners forum. :thumbup: I'll never make a dime off of any the pictures I take, and I'm more than happy with that. I just want to open a few folders 40 years from now and smile at the memories I see.
     
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    I would say 1 in 20, yes, 1 in 20....
    That is why I click so many shots, even of the same pose/subject.

    I am going to a studio shootout on Sunday, last time I went I only took about 200 photos, this time I am going to take as many will fill up both my memory cards. click click click is all you will see/hear from me.

    I would pose the model, take a shot, pose, shot, this time, I'm going to take 10 or more pictures of the same pose
     
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    Printable shots that I would be proud of:

    Storm chasing... maybe 1 in 500.

    Birding - 1 in 100 (A lot of burst shooting in bracket mode).

    Day at the car/motorcycle race or show - 1 in 30 (also a lot of burst shooting).
     
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    About 1 in 5 or so.
     
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    Lets see, out of the engagement shoot I just did, I shot about 200 shots ... 48 of which, I'll put a lot of time into PP and making it print worthy ... 52 were good, but will just get basic PP to go on the disc to them.
     
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    Not many.
     
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    0.01% of my shots are good. About 1 good shot out of 100. And I don't tend to make many shots. A full day out might bet me about 500 shots at most..
     

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